Taylor 517e Builder's Edition V-Class Grand Pacific w/Hardshell Case


Taylor 517e Builder's Edition V-Class Grand Pacific w/Hardshell Case

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Builder's Edition 517e

The Builder's Edition 517e from Taylor Guitars offers an entirely new kind of acoustic tone within the Taylor family and an exciting entry into the history of the traditional deadnought guitar. Among the first Taylor models built with the new Grand Pacific shape—a round-shoulder dreadnought—this 517e is made with back and sides of solid neo-tropical mahogany and a torrefied Sitka spruce top. Torrefaction, Taylor's special wood-roasting process, adds an aged-in sweetness to this model's tonal character, blending gorgeously with a punchy midrange and clear low-end presence for a dusky, warm tone that hearkens back to vintage acoustic recordings. V-Class bracing delivers serious tonal benefits from under the hood, regulating the vibration of the top to help produce louder volume, longer sustain and a more in-tune sound up and down the neck. Complete with built-in ES2 electronics for faithful plugged-in sound, the Builder's Edition 517e ships in a deluxe hardshell guitar case.


  • Scale Length 25-1/2"
  • Nut & Saddle Black Graphite, Micarta saddle
  • Bracing V-Class
  • Truss Rod Cover West African Crelicam Ebony
  • Pickguard None
  • Number of Frets 20
  • Tuners Classical Nickel
  • Case Taylor Deluxe Hardshell-Western Floral
  • Brand of Strings Elixir Phosphor Bronze Medium
  • Body Length 20”
  • Body Width 16”
  • Body Depth 4 5/8"


  • Binding/Edge Treatment Sapele
  • Top Finish Silent Satin
  • Back Config 2-piece No Wedge
  • Backstrap Finish None
  • Rosette Size Single Ring
  • Bridge Inlay None
  • Back/Side Finish Silent Satin
  • Armrest Binding None
  • Backstrap Wood None
  • Rosette Mat. Black Sapele/Maple
  • Stain/Sunburst Blackwood Stain Back/Sides/Neck, Natural Top
  • Wedge None
  • Armrest no


  • Neck Width 1-3/4"
  • Fretboard Inlay Arrowheads, Grained Ivoroid
  • Fretboard Binding/Edge Treatment West African Crelicam Ebony
  • Heel Cap Binding West African Crelicam Ebony
  • Type of Neck Joint Scarf
  • Neck/Heel Tropical Mahogany
  • Fretboard Wood West African Crelicam Ebony
  • Neck Finish Satin
  • Heel Length 3-1/2"


  • Peghead Finish Satin
  • Peghead Binding None
  • Peghead Type Standard
  • Peghead Purfling None
  • Headstock Overlay West African Crelicam Ebony
  • Peghead Inlay Arrowheads, Grained Ivoroid
  • Peghead Logo Grained Ivoroid


  • Bridge Pins West African Crelicam Ebony
  • Buttons Nickel
  • Fingerboard Ext None
  • Edge Trim None


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